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Collapse Olmec Civilization

The Collapse of the Olmec Civilization

One of the earliest known civilizations in Mesoamerica is that of the Olmec. The mysterious collapse of the Olmec civilization has left historians puzzled for years. Mesoamerica is well-known for being one of the regions where the domestication of agriculture occurred independently. In the aftermath of the development of agriculture, polities and kingdoms gradually arose …

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Who Five Good Emperors of Rome

Who Were the Five Good Emperors of Rome?

The first and second centuries of the common era featured a time of peace and prosperity in the Roman Empire that were unparalleled in the history of the known world. It was during this period that the reign of the “Five Good Emperors” of Rome occurred. The era is commonly referred to as the “Pax …

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Fail Schlieffen Plan WWI

Why did the Schlieffen Plan Fail? (3 Reasons)

Upon the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, the European powers became quickly engulfed in an all-out war now known as World War I. Germany had prepared for this scenario years in advance, though the failure of the Schlieffen Plan led to a long drawn out conflict. Nearly every country nowadays will plan for …

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Terms Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

The Historic 1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (Effects + Terms)

World War I was a terrible, deadly war, the outcome of which threw the world into a chaos that would culminate in a second world war nearly two decades later. The terms of the two major treaties ending the war, and in particular the effects of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, are greatly to blame for …

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Causes Taiping Rebellion

The Causes of the Taiping Rebellion

1850 marked the beginning of a civil war in China unmatched in terms of death and destruction by any other internal conflict in history. The causes of this civil war, called the Taiping Rebellion, were numerous. The conflict arose between the ruling Qing Dynasty and a fanatical group called the Taiping Tianguo. While there have …

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Vikings Leave North America

Why did the Vikings Leave North America?

The Vikings were a legendary culture that left their mark all over the world. Their collective history generally dates back to the late 8th century and lasts until the late 11th century, which includes the Vikings expansion throughout Europe and the Americas. Just why did the Vikings eventually leave North America? The Vikings have been …

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Significance Treaty of Tordesillas

The 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas (Significance + Purpose)

In 1494 the kingdoms of Portugal and Castile (later Spain) came to an agreement over territorial disputes. This landmark agreement was called the Treaty of Tordesillas and proved to be of utmost significance over the following centuries. In the mid 15th century Europe was flush with trade networks especially for the lucrative spice and silk …

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Causes effects Irish Potato Famine

The Devastating Irish Potato Famine (Causes + Effects)

The Irish Potato Famine, or the “Great Famine” as historians call it, was a terribly deadly event in the mid 19th century. It was one of the last major famines in Western European history and perhaps most surprisingly happened next door to the world’s dominant power of the time. The famine was brought upon by …

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Discover the Timeline & History of Spain (+ Iberian Peninsula)

The timeline and history of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula is home to a vast and diverse array of civilizations and cultures. Dozens of different societies brought their influence to the region over the last few millennia. The peninsula is located in southwestern Europe and home to the modern day countries of Spain and Portugal. …

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Chinese dynasties in order list

A Comprehensive List of the Chinese Dynasties (In Order)

The history of China dates back millennia and features a wide array of dynastic rulers that lasted for various amounts of time. A “dynasty” refers to a succession of rulers from the same familial clan. China’s history notoriously alternates between period of unity, with those of discord. Here are the 13 primary Chinese dynasties in …

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How Long did the Roman Empire Last? (Western & Eastern)

The history of Rome begins with the founding of the city allegedly in 753 BCE. The legends tell of twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who founded their own city. Eventually, Romulus would kill his brother and become the King of Rome (named after him). It’s tough to think that Romulus could have imagined just how …

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